Thankful Thursday

This past Tuesday night was three weeks since Ducky left us to be reunited with Callie, Shadow, Radar, and Bogie. I’ve been struggling in my attempts to adjust to life without her.

Let’s play Mama!

I’m still struggling. Ducky was the one who always helped hubby and me deal with whatever life threw at us during the nine plus years she was with us.

I’m thankful that God allowed us to be her Daddy and Mama all this time. And thankful that He didn’t let her suffer too much that night he gave her the angel wings she so richly deserved. She was an angel with paws, my special angel, and it hurts to not be able to love on her.

I’m thankful for all the lessons Ducky taught me. And, believe me, she taught me more than I ever taught her. I’m thankful for all the wonderful moments we shared. I’m thankful for all the moments that were hard on us but which helped cement the bond between us. I’m thankful for her unconditional love that allowed her to forgive me for all those times when I was much less than the ideal mama she deserved.

This is the perfect chew toy for me, Mama!

Again, we’re thankful for all the love, kind words, and emotional support we have received from family and friends, both offline and online, many of whom we have never met face-to-face. And I’m thankful for the sweet, thoughtful gifts from three of my fellow bloggers – you know who you are.

We’re thankful for our wonderful vets and staff at Haywood Road Animal Hospital who so lovingly and compassionately comforted us and handled all the final details of making sure Ducky would be coming home to be with us forever.

We’re thankful for the St. Francis Pet Crematorium staff who made sure Ducky’s earthly form was treated with the dignity and compassion she deserved. And her cremains returned to us with heartfelt expression of sympathy for our loss.

8 thoughts on “Thankful Thursday

  1. A ShutterBug Explores says:

    it hurts so deeply to lose our fur persons ~ Ducky’s spirit will be with you always ~ lots of healing hugs to you ~ Xo

    Wishing you love and laughter in your days,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  2. Susanne Holleman says:


    You, your hubby, Ducky, Bogie and those gone before on to Rainbow Bridge have been on my mind a lot in the past month. You’ve been through more than any of us would want to go through in such a short time (or even longer).
    I’ll always remember the resemblances between Ducky and Lucy, especially in their younger years. Both of them were our ‘clowns’ 😅, both enjoyably; and, sometimes frustrating (at least Lucy was! 🙄). But, they both were worth it, and very entertaining.
    Enjoy your memories. We’ll always have those 😊.


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  3. Jan K says:

    Ducky just had the sweetest little face. I’m sure she was very thankful for the wonderful life she had with you as well. ♥ Sending love and hugs from Luke and me. ♥

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  4. derrycats says:

    I can’t image how hard it is with not a single dog in the house now. Too many losses all too close together. I’m so sorry.

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